Construction commences on Perth Zoo’s massive new $3.8m accessible playground

Perth Zoo Numbat Playground
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Ground has just broken on a brand new, $3.8 million state-of-the-art playground at Perth Zoo, with construction slated to finish just in time for the Zoo’s 125th birthday this spring.

Designed to be accessible for children of all abilities, it’s part of Perth Zoo’s Master Plan 2040, celebrating the WA institution’s animals and conservation work.

Perth Zoo Numbat Playground

Designed by landscape architects Hassell and built by Crothers Construction, the cutting edge playground will complement the new cafe (opening around the same time) in the centre of the zoo.

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There’s a number of awesome-sounding features including the “cloud deck” – incorporating bridges, tunnels and ropes to create an elevated experience, enhanced by misters simulating clouds with cockatoos flying overhead.

There will also be a massive giant numbat for kids to climb on, swinging ropes, feather hammocks, slides, audio spotlights and more.

“The playground has been designed to showcase Perth Zoo’s unique conservation work and will be accessible to children of all ages and abilities,” said Environment Minister Reece Whitby.

“The new play space will be fun, vibrant and educational. It will allow Western Australian children and their friends to connect with nature and explore.”

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